Dr Justin Coleman came up with the concept of a ‘handy hints’ column for General Practitioners and approached Medical Observer in 1998. He ran a weekly column for 13 years (1999-2011), by which time he had published 650 tips. Approximately 300 doctors had contributed tips to the column.
The Medical Observer started running his tips column again in 2016. Justin regularly gives tips presentations to GP groups around Australia.
A typical Medical Observer tips column looks like this: